This is the story of a 30-foot camper renovation that cost a total of $5,000 to build!
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30-foot camper renovation built for only $5,000
We first become interested in 2016 when we flipped our first camper and traveled around the US for three months.
We currently live full time in a 30ft camper renovation.
Our decision to go full time wasn’t so much about asking ourselves ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’.
In 2016 we decided to renovate an RV and travel around the United States for 3 months. This experiences stretched us and grew us in ways we didn’t think possible.
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#thinkbacktuesday to the campy that started it all | yesterday was a huge moment for us as we got to share a part of our journey on @apartmenttherapy | I’m so quick to find flaws or drive by those moments and forget to celebrate how far we’ve come | today I’m reminded to give thanks and be grateful for where the Lord has lead us, for the season we are in and the adventure to come! I hope this can be a reminder for you as well to stop a give thanks for the beautiful life you’ve been given 🧡
At this time we had never heard of the full-time RV lifestyle. This trip opened our eyes to the reality of what we truly needed to live a joyful life, which had nothing to do with how much space we had. Over the last couple of years, our lives have been inspired by this adventure to dream bigger.
How long did it take you to finish your tiny house?
Did you do it yourself? Who helped? How much did it end up costing you to build it? (optional)
We did it ourselves with the help of friends. Our total cost was about 5k.
How did you figure out where to put it? Do you keep it in one place or do you move around?
We are still in the process of figuring out a long term situation! Our friend has 50 acres that we will eventually move onto when we have full hookups. Right now our friends so graciously allow us to park in their backyard.
What’s been the most challenging part about your tiny house so far?
No oven and no direct sewage hookups! Nuff said 😂
What benefits are you experiencing from it so far?
Freedom! RV living has many kinds of freedoms. Freedom of the open road, adventure, finances, and material possessions. While financial freedom is a big part of our journey the most valuable freedom RV living gives us is the ability to dream. Our small space has given us inspiration to be more creative and intentional with how we live our lives and how we can make an impact.
What helpful piece of advice would you give to others who are interested in going tiny? What mistakes could you help them avoid?
Take the next step! Trust me it’s not as intimidating as it looks. Jon and I never grew up with RV’s or families that were into camping. We had no idea what we were doing when we bought our first RV. We learned as we went and ultimately it grew us and our marriage for the better. Do your research, ask questions, plan, save and start asking yourself what you value in life. You’d be surprised how easy and freeing it is to live in a small space. Start today! Pack some things up in boxes and start to discover what you truly need to live.
Do you have a website, blog, or social media pages where we can connect with you and follow along?
Right now my main platform is our Instagram page @madefreeco, website coming soon!
Our big thanks to Alexandra @madefreeco for sharing!🙏
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